I have had a CPAP for years and grew tired of having to clean everything on a daily basis. The Soclean allows me to throw everything into it and let it run. When it's done I pull the humidifier, empty it and let it dry. I have a nasal pillow mask so I simply pull off the nasal pillow before I put it in the Soclean and use mask wipes on it. I have a heated hose as well. Once a week I wash everything with soap and water. I also use a nasal rinse every morning.